Indiana 99, Portland 92

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials - #64 Sir Allen Conner, #33 Sean Corbin, #8 Marc Davis
Attendance - 11569

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Portland 21 29 14 28 92
Indiana 20 28 31 20 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Portland 8-11 4-3 4-8 L1
Indiana 10-9 5-2 5-7 W2

Recap


Pacers 99, Trail Blazers 92: Paul George scored 22 points and host Indiana nearly squandered an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding on for its seventh victory in 10 games.

Coming off a 34-point night in Chicago, George shot 7-for-15 and scored seven points during Indiana's 17-4 run over the final 5:26 of the third quarter. His biggest basket in that stretch was a 3-pointer with 4:58 remaining that started the run, which helped give the Pacers a 79-64 lead entering the fourth.

George Hill added 18 points and David West chipped in 16 as both players contributed key baskets down the stretch in the fourth quarter. Reserve Ian Mahinmi scored four of his season-high 12 points during the third-quarter run and also tied a career best by making six shots. 

Rookie Damian Lillard had another solid game as he led Portland with 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting. Wesley Matthews scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, when the Trail Blazers opened with a 21-7 run that cut the deficit to 89-85 with 5 1/2 minutes remaining.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points, but his jumper was Portland's last basket until J.J. Hickson's meaningless layup with 11.2 seconds left. The Trail Blazers missed six straight shots and Indiana clinched the win on West's jumper with 2:21 remaining that made it an eight-point game. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lillard made his first five shots but missed six of his next 10 and failed to make more than one 3-pointer for the third time in four games. ... Indiana C Roy Hibbert shot just 3-for-13 but posted his 13th straight game with at least two blocked shots. ... Portland's bench, which had 60 points in the last two games, totaled just 13 on Wednesday.

Top Game Performances

Portland   Indiana
Damian Lillard 23 Scoring Paul George 22
Damian Lillard 6 Assists Paul George 5
J.J. Hickson 12 Rebounds David West 10
LaMarcus Aldridge 8 Free Throws Made George Hill 5
LaMarcus Aldridge 2 Steals D.J. Augustin 1
LaMarcus Aldridge 1 Blocks Roy Hibbert 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Portland 92 43.0 6-22 18-22 18 37 3 5 12
Indiana 99 45.0 9-26 18-19 20 46 7 6 15

Upcoming Games

  • Indiana will play their next game at home against Denver. The Pacers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Portland will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .455 after a loss.